Will The Royal St. John's Regatta Take Place Tomorrow? #nlwx
Weather permitting the Royal St. John's Regatta take place tomorrow.
The event is North America's oldest annual sporting event with documented proof of 1816 boat races.
There is credible contention that St. John's regattas were held even earlier than 1816, likely in the 18th century.
Held on Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's, Newfoundland, the Regatta is scheduled for the first Wednesday of August.
If weather and wind conditions are not suitable, the event is postponed until the next suitable day.
Since Regatta Day is a civic holiday in St. John's, this means that the weather actually determines whether or not workers have the day off – a matter sometimes complicated by late-night partying associated with the end of the George Street Festival the night before.
This has led to the coining of the term "Regatta Roulette" where people head to George Street Festival or party elsewhere the night before and hope the weather is nice enough for the Regatta (and the holiday) the next day.
The weather for Wednesday looks like it will be mainly sunny with a high of 29 and a humidex of 35 with light winds.